Establishing Social Presence for Online Collaborative Learning: STEP and Practices

Establishing Social Presence for Online Collaborative Learning: STEP and Practices

Harrison Hao Yang (State University of New York at Oswego, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-723-2.ch007
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Abstract

Establishing social presence in a text-based environment can be a challenge to teachers. This study discusses the main issues, controversies, and problems of social presence; provides conceptual frameworks of teacher’s role and teaching presence on computer mediated communication (CMC); and presents a sound practical approach incorporating teaching presence and social presence in a graduate asynchronous online course.

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